A China-Europe Railway Express freight train linking the southeastern port city of Xiamen with Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Xinhua
A China-Europe Railway Express freight train linking the southeastern port city of Xiamen with Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Xinhua

How China is bypassing cargo chokepoints to speed up Africa trade

  • New rail-sea hybrid transport options stretching from western China as far as Europe are speeding up goods movement to Africa
  • New routes imply the belt and road plan is working, and are also in line with China’s aim of boosting exports from less-developed western region

A China-Europe Railway Express freight train linking the southeastern port city of Xiamen with Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Xinhua
A China-Europe Railway Express freight train linking the southeastern port city of Xiamen with Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Xinhua
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